Press release of the Center for Environmental information - June 2001 Eng
Press release of the Center for Environmental information  - June 2001
Children of the Baltic Green World Transboundary Environmental Information Agency
E-mail: olga.senova@spb.org.ru E-mail: alexander.fedorov@spb.org.ru E-mail: sasha@teia.org

PRESS RELEASE 14.06.2001

PUBLIC CENTRE
FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION
FOR CITIZENS OPENED IN ST.PETERSBURG

Opening of the CEI in the Big Hall of the Russian Geographical Society

Centre for Environmental Information has been opened on 14 June, 2001, in the At the CEI opening (from left to right): Alexander Fedorov, Olga Senova, Victoria Achim, Alexander Shcrebetsbuilding of the Russian Geographical Society. The purpose of the Centre is informing inhabitants of St.Petersburg and the Leningrad region on environmental issues and involving them in nature protection activity. The Centre organisers are environmental NGO's Green World, Children of the Baltic and Transboundary Environmental Information Agency, with support of the Gagarin Fund.

The Centre for Environmental Information has a library of environmental materials and a collection of environmental videos. Free access to Internet-resources about environment is also provided for the Centre clients.

The CEI will organise meetings with specialists and consultations on actual environmental problems in St.Petersburg, North-West Russia and the Baltic Sea region. Publishing and free distribution of popular materials on these issues is planned.

The CEI In the room of  the Center for Environmental Informationwill render methodical help to teachers and students on educational programs related to energy production and energy saving, Local Agenda 21and sustainable development, river and bank watch and protection. The Centre will organise educational events for students and teachers, including seminars, action games and Internet-trainings.

The Centre for Environmental Information is open for visitors on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. till 7 p.m. The Center's address: Pereulok Grivtsova 10, Building of the Russian Geographical Society, office 26 (metro station "Sennaya Ploshad"). Phone/fax: +7 812 3156622; E-mail:info@ecocenter.spb.org.

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